He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Katherine Gambrel Farmer; his wife, Nona Alelfair Farmer; one daughter, Althea Farmer; three brothers: Thomas Farmer, James Gordon Farmer and Robert Farmer Jr.
Survivors include seven children: Carl Farmer, Wallins; Jerry Farmer and wife, Brenda, Wallins; McKinley Farmer and wife, Chevelle, Wallins; James Farmer and wife, Susan, San Angelo, Texas; Sheila Adams and husband, Dock, Whitesburg; Katherine Robinson and husband, Troy, Harrogate, Tenn.; Christine Brooks and husband, John, Meridian, Miss.; three brothers: Britton Farmer, Wallins; Clifford Farmer, Wallins; and Frank Farmer, Buffalo; five sisters: Jean Patrick, Buffalo; Opal Pennachio, Buffalo; Nora Marlowe, Harlan; Vina Duncan, Louisville; Betty Sue Scott, Hickory, N.C.; 17 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held Wednesday at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home from 6 to 7 p.m.
Funeral services will also be conducted Wednesday. starting at 7 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Joe Farmer and the Rev. John Cardwelll officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Park-Howard Cemetery in Wallins.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Mount Pleasant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.